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BrickYard Spoken Word – Friday Videos
January 21, 2022, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
Brick Books is one of the most decorated independent publishers around, with their unique all-poetry list featuring names like Margaret Avison, Parliamentary Poet Laureate Louise B. Halfe — Sky Dancer, and Karen Solie. Their books have won and been nominated for Griffin Poetry Prizes, Governor General’s Literary Awards, Trillium Book Awards, and dozens of others.
Recently, Brick announced the exciting news that they’re currently revamping their spoken word-focused Brickyard portal, which features audio and video content of everything from hip hop infused slam poetry to Cree storytelling. They’ll soon be adding interviews and tutorials on Fridays.
To offer a taste of Brickyard, Brick has put together a compilation of performances from their very first launch of the portal, an in-person event that took place in 2019, with glimpses of sets from Charlie C. Petch, Ian Keteku, Mahlikah Awe:ri, and Valentino Assenza. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy2yNJVoBss